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Apr 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
letter, as you know, sent -- or detected by capitol police that was sent to a united states senator. that, also, has been -- is the subject of the investigation by the fbi. and for more information about these matters, i refer you to the fbi. the president, i'm sure, you'll ask this, the president has, of course, been briefed on these letters. he was briefed last night and again this morning. secondly, there is obviously a lot of interest in the explosions in boston, and i wanted to make clear, as you heard from the president yesterday, that our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and to their families who were injured. those who were injured as well as killed in this heinous and cowardly act. the full weight of the federal government is behind this investigation, which is being led by the fbi. and as the president said, we will find out who did this. we will find out why. and we will bring those responsible to justice. with that said, it is very important that we allow this investigation to run its full course and to ensure that we retain the integrity of that investigation. therefo
Apr 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. they blocked common sense gun reforms even as these families looked on from the senate gallery. by now it's well known that 90% of the americans support universal background checks to make it harder for a person to buy a gun. convicted felonies, people convicted of domestic violence, people with mental illness. 90% of americans support that idea. most americans think that's already the law. and a few moments ago senators voted for that idea. but it's not going to happen. because 90% of republicans in the senate just voted against that idea. a majority of senators voted yes to protecting more of our citizens with smarter background checks. but by this continuing distortion of set rules, a minority was able to block it from moving forward. i'm going to speak plainly and honestly about what's happened here. because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support and yet not happen. we had a democrat and a republican, both gun owners, both fierce defenders of our second amendment with "a" grades fro
Apr 16, 2013 1:00pm EDT
mcconnell earlier today when he talked on the senate floor about lacks security in the united states. >> the complacency that prevailed prior to september 11th has actually returned. and so we are newly reminded that serious threats to our way of life remain, and today again we recommit ourselves to the fight against terrorism at home and abroad. >> reporter: guys, the people we talked on out here said they feel like they're concerned about the security situation, but they feel safe, this el see the police and thought it was important to come out here today to show the world and the country they're not afraid here in washington. back to you. >> eamon thank you very much. >>> as you know, simon and i are here at the new york stock exchange, it's one of the many new york city landmarks with constant and very heavy presence. so we decided to go cult side, right, simon? >> it's an iconic building. outside the gates we went to look at how exactly things work down here and specifically how they're working tight, normal, but on an a takes quite in. if you have a pass, you can just
Apr 16, 2013 9:00am EDT
. thank you, mr. mayor. the president of the united states has pledged his full support in all efforts to keep the city safe and to find the person who did this and bring them to justice. we did not have to reach out to the president. the president reached out to us. he called the governor. he called the mayor and the members of the delegation because the president is actively involved here and responding. on behalf of our congressional delegation, senator cowan is here with me and congressman lynch and all of the members of our delegation. we want to extend our thanks to the first responders, to the firefighters, to the police officers, to the ems, to everyone on the scene, including the volunteers who came and helped those in trouble and helped save lives. we also want to thank those from all around the country and all around the world whose prayers and thoughts and offers of help have poured in. we are deeply grateful, as the mayor says, boston will survive. >> thank you, governor. good morning, my name is rick delaurie and i'm fbi special agent in charge. i would like to thank firs
Apr 15, 2013 9:00am EDT
, david, thank you. >>> when we come back, it is tax day, of course, in united states. we are looking at which parts of the country house the most tax cheaters. is your city one of them? >>> plus, former senator hutchison weighs in on the budget regulation and talk about commodities as well. but first, rick santelli is going to talk a little retirement late own with something you're far from, rick, just beware. are you kidding? i'll be working with a walker when i'm 90, okay? listen, line graph. we have an expert on pensions and retirement because even though the president's budget most likely isn't going to be law, there's a lot of balloons in there. one is the retirement cap. who does it affect? does it unfairly affect small business? is this something we're going to see sooner or later? remember, certain plans are not included. you want to hear this at the bottom of the hur. . at bny mellon, our business is investments. managing them, moving them, making them work. we oversee 20% of the world's financial assets. and that gives us scale and insight no one else has. investment manage
Apr 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
, and into the united states. so this has all kinds of t tentacles. we'll update you later on "squawk on the street." when we come back on "squawk," though, an update from washington on a letter sent to senator wicker that contained the poison ricin, we're not really sure how to pronounce it. we're going to talk to former investigators from homeland security and the fbi about the latest in the bombing investigation. >>> and take a look at the u.s. equity futures. dow futures down by about 86 points. s&p off by more than ten. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" this morning. no government economic reports today, but investors are looking ahead to the fed's beige book. that's the region by region assessment of the nation's economy. it's going to be out at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. we're going to bring it to you then. procter & gamble wants to increase the time it takes to pay suppliers. such a move could free up up to $2 billion in cash. p & g wants to pay the bills in 75 days compared to the current 45 days. of course, suppliers probably not so happy about that. >>> and american airlines is expecting nor
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